Alaya Linton

Linton is a freelance writer, speaker, financial coach, and creator of the award-winning blog, hopeandcents.com. Her own journey of overcoming financial struggles gave her a passion for teaching and encouraging others to take control of their money. Alaya’s writing and personal story have been featured in multiple publications including U.S. News & World Report, LendingTree, The Balance, and AOL Finance.

Articles by Alaya Linton

Atlanta Remains Nation’s Hub for Black-Owned Businesses

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month, honoring African Americans’ central role in U.S. history. This monthlong celebration also sheds light on the... read more

What is a Piggyback Loan?

A piggyback loan combines two mortgages for the purpose of buying or refinancing a home. Borrowers often use piggyback mortgages to avoid paying private mortgage... read more

VA Home Loan Requirements and Eligibility Guidelines for 2024

The VA loan program, offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides mortgages to veterans, service members and surviving spouses. VA home loan... read more

57% of Young Americans Live in Their Hometowns, but 47% Who Don’t Would Consider Moving Back

As the expression goes, home is where the heart is, and most young Americans are taking that, well, to heart. The latest LendingTree survey of... read more

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